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Tooth-Friendly Candy: Try A Soft & Chewy Strawberry Treat

Priscilla Hansen

The look your child gives you when you deny him or her a piece of candy may not be easy to deal with. But you deny your child candy for the good of his or her oral health. Do not fret, because the following recipe will provide your child with a tooth-friendly piece of strawberry candy.

Secrets Behind The Dental-Friendly Soft Chews

One of the most important ingredients is the strawberries. The recipe calls for 2 whole strawberries and some strawberry extract. Strawberries are helpful because of its malic acid content. Malic acid is an astringent, which helps disrupt the biofilm that bacteria create to stick to your teeth and tongue. And, as your dentist probably told you, bacteria causes dental ailments such as tooth sensitivity or cavities.

Malic acid also dissolves stains, so your child's teeth might also appear whiter.

You will also be using raw honey for this recipe. Raw honey contains several enzymes that prevent bacteria from reproducing. But the real power behind honey is its osmotic nature. Honey will dehydrate the bacteria in your child's mouth, which will eventually kill harmful pathogens.

The last ingredient to pay attention is the xylitol in the recipe. Xylitol is a natural type of sugar that bacteria simply cannot consume. The xylitol in this recipe, along with the other ingredients, should help starve those cavity-causing bacteria to death.

As you can see from these ingredients, taking care of your child's oral health can be done with something sweet.

The Strawberry Soft Chews Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of organic butter
  • ½ a cup of raw honey
  • ¾ of a cup xylitol
  • 1 teaspoon of strawberry extract
  • 2 crown-less strawberries. Juice them, and filter the juice through a fine mesher.

Additional Items Needed:

  • 9x5 loaf pan or a similarly-sized pan
  • Foil
  • Flavorless cooking spray
  • Medium saucepan
  • Pastry brush
  • Very sharp knife
  • Wax paper
  • Candy thermometer

Steps:

  1. Line your pan with foil. Spray a light layer of cooking spray on the foil.
  2. Place your butter, xylitol and honey in your saucepan. Let that melt, and blend the mixture until your candy thermometer reads 245 degrees. Make sure you continue to stir to avoid the formation of candy crystals. This only takes a few minutes.
  3. Remove the saucepan from heat, and blend the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Pour the blend into your prepared pan. Let that sit and solidify at room temperature for about 45 minutes.
  5. Use your knife to cut the candy into small squares. You might need to clean your knife a few times, as this candy is quite sticky. Or you might benefit from using a little cooking oil on your knife, as this will make the cutting easier.
  6. Wrap each little square with wax paper.

This candy should last 2 weeks as long as you refrigerate them (although your child might find it hard to stop eating them on the first day). As you can see, taking care of your child's teeth can be helped with an occasional piece of candy. 


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